Soda cutbacks could be good for U.S. overall
07/25/2013 1:47 PM
07/27/2013 7:07 PM
What’s the world coming to? People have cut back on drinking pop!
More folks are doing without Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper. Those companies reported that they sold less pop in the second quarter in North America.
It’s not a big drop, however, even small numbers amount to a lot in global competition. Coca-Cola Co. reported that it sold 4 percent less pop in North America. PepsiCo. Inc. would only say its decline was in the “mid-single digits,” The Associated Press reports.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. said it sold 3 percent less pop. Some of the companies attributed the sales slump to uncooperative weather.
But it could be fueled by people becoming more health conscious and aware that sugary soft drinks contribute a lot to weight gain. It’s why kids soon will start to see those products expelled from schools.
With obesity enveloping a third of the population and another third being overweight, cutting back on pop could be a good thing for the country overall.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.